Deadly accident on Montauk Highway

October 19, 2009 8:02:17 PM PDT
What appeared to be a hit and run was apparently an accident on Montauk Highway in Yaphank. Elmer Mendez's body was found Monday morning in Yaphank, just a few feet from his house.

Police first thought it was a hit and run, but they now say it was an accident.

Police received a 911 call from a driver Sunday night saying he hit something on Montauk Highway.

Further investigation determined the caller had hit 32-year-old Mendez.

The driver has been interviewed by police. It's not clear if he will face any charges.

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